Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A1(M) Northbound between J62 A690 (Carrville) and J63 A167 / A183 (Chester-le-Street).
Highways Agency en-route to scene.
More top news
Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand has been examining the snapshots for Berwick-upon-Tweed, a marginal seat in this year's election.
Blyth Tall Ship has received grant of £777,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to buy and restore a 100 year old wooden tall ship.
There are 37 constituencies in our region - 26 Labour, nine Conservative and two Liberal Democrat - but three of particular interest.